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Unpublished Paper
Copyrightability of Choreography
ExpressO (2011)
  • shawn patrick nee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Many choreographers are unaware of the laws that protect their works. This ignorance is not unwarranted. Dance, one of the oldest forms of art, is also one of the most seldom discussed subjects in the court system. This paper aims to discuss the copyrightability of choreography and the current customs of the dance community that attempt to work around the law. This paper is written in hopes to educate choreographers on the laws that protect the works into which they put their whole lives.

  • copyright,
  • intellectual property,
  • ip,
  • choreography,
  • dance
Publication Date
June 4, 2011
Citation Information
shawn patrick nee. "Copyrightability of Choreography" ExpressO (2011)
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